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Opening a fire hydrant in D.C. is illegal as well as dangerous, city officials say. (Courtesy of D.C. Water and Sewer Authority)

Opening a fire hydrant in D.C. is illegal as well as dangerous, city officials say. (Courtesy of D.C. Water and Sewer Authority)

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D.C. Officials: Fire Hydrants Not Way to Beat the Heat

Summertime has arrived, but as temperatures rise, D.C. officials warn against using a dangerous — and illegal — way to beat the heat.